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Once a Marlin, Always a Marlin.

It is an exciting time to be an alumnus of Virginia Wesleyan University. The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council has worked hard to develop a strategic plan to involve all alumni in the life of the University. Whether it's through recruiting, interacting with current students, attending events, or giving to your favorite VWU program, we encourage you to become involved. There are no annual membership dues.

ALL graduates of the University are part of our Alumni community.

The Adirondack chair has become a staple around campus as a symbol of welcome and comfort, and we want you to know there is always a chair waiting for you!

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Latest Class Notes

Christine Dawe Brown ‘12 and Andy Brown ‘13 welcomed their first child, Arthur, on February 7, 2024.

Tom Doyle ‘80 has accepted the position of Partner at Tampa based Kenmare Group Intelligence and Investigations. Tom has also been named Ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, SpecialOps.org.

Gary Bonnewell ’79 and Trustee of the VWU Board was named to the 2023 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list. This marks the fifth time he has been recognized by Forbes.

Darlene Whitley Rawls '82, retired March 31, 2023 as a Clinical Director for Western Tidewater Community Services Board after 41 years of service to the Western Tidewater Community.

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Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council bestows the alumni awards to graduates of the University in recognition of outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments in any field of endeavor.

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Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

The VWU Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who, by outstanding achievement in athletics, by service to athletics, or through significant contributions to athletics, have made lasting contributions to VWU's intercollegiate athletic program.

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Sid Dobrin’s new book, “AI and Writing,” has just been published by Broadview Press. “It’s the first college textbook designed to integrate Generative AI in writing intensive classrooms,” said Dobrin, who majored in English and...

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